Frederick Douglass Moorefield Jr., a senior official from the U.S. Department of Defense, has been arrested and charged in connection with a local dog-fighting ring. Moorefield, the deputy chief information officer for command, control, and communications, was one of two individuals apprehended. Following a police search of Moorefield’s Maryland residence, various items associated with dog-fighting were discovered, including 12 dogs. If found guilty, Moorefield could be sentenced to up to five years in prison.
- Frederick Douglass Moorefield Jr., a deputy chief information officer at the Department of Defense, was arrested for his alleged involvement in a dog-fighting ring.
- The Justice Department’s investigation led to the arrest of Moorefield and another individual, Mario Damon Flythe.
- Searches of the accused individuals’ residences uncovered 12 dogs, veterinary steroids, potential dog-fighting equipment, and items suspected to be used in killing losing dogs.
- The Defense Department confirmed they were informed of the criminal complaint and stated Moorefield was no longer active in the workplace.
- Moorefield could face a prison sentence of up to five years if convicted of the charges.